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Best SPF-containing products to try, from eyeshadow to hair mists: Supergoop!, Coola, and more

Best SPF-containing products to try, from eyeshadow to hair mists: Supergoop!, Coola, and more

Armour up

Text: Jean Chua

Editor: Emily Heng


Much as applying sunblock can be a hassle (especially when you're already running late), it is a necessary evil in ensuring a healthy, glowing complexion. And while we trust that you're slathering your mien in copious amounts of that stuff, it's likely that you're neglecting some key areas. We're talking your lids, scalp, and even your neck. Fret not, for this is a common issue — so much so that big name brands have come up with dedicated products targeted at said regions. From hair mists to eyeshadows, we've sourced out the goods required to keep ya well-protected from head to toe. Spy them all, below.

Hair: Coola organic hair mist SPF30

It's a common misconception that our hair and scalps are somehow immune to the harmful effects of the sun's glaring rays, when in reality, they're just as vulnerable to sun damage. To prevent your precious scalp from getting sunburnt, the 70% organic Coola Organic Hair Mist SPF30 is designed to shield your locks from your roots to the tips. Oh, and did we mention that beyond being water-resistant, it also helps prevent UV-related hair colour fading so you can mantain your hair hue with no fuss? Sweet. Its lightweight texture and matte finish is simply the cherry on top.


Eyelids: Supergoop! Shimmer Shade Eyeshadow SPF30

We hate to break it to you, but applying a pigment-packed eyeshadow over sunscreen is a sure-fire way of acquiring cakey, streaked makeup. Unless, of course, you're using a formula that already comes equipped with SPF. Supergoop's! brainchild does just that; a shimmery eyeshadow containing SPF30 that doubles as matte primer. Translation: you can sport it under your intended eyeshadow look, or on its own for a more natural finish. Ingenious, alright.


Face: Drunk Elephant Umbra Daily Defense Sunscreen SPF 30

It's likely that you've got this part covered — but on the off-chance that you don't — here's a face rec for y'all. Cult beauty brand Drunk Elephant has devised a sunscreen that delivers broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection, which aids in the prevention of free radical and oxidative damage. Not only does it harbour a sheer texture to grant a lightweight finish, it is also loaded with potent antioxidants to minimise the harmful effects of photoageing. In short: a healthful, youthful-looking complexion for years to come. And what's not to love about that?


Neck:
Perricone MD Cold Plasma Plus Neck & Chest Cream With SPF25

Turkey necks, begone. Instead, we say you should keep that area smooth, protected, and well-moisturised with The Perricone Neck Cream; a whipped, light-as-air blend that visibly firms and heals the appearance of damaged skin along the area. That's sunspots, wrinkles, freckles, and the like. Its SPF25 capability means it'll help prevent uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation with every use.


Body: Supergoop! Play Everyday Lotion With Sunflower Extract Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 50 PA++++

Technological advancements within the beauty sphere has ensured that sunscreen formulas are no longer sticky or gooey. Supergoop! remains one of the few companies leading the charge in this arena, with their Play Lotion absorbing almost instantaneously into skin. Expect high-performance protection from UVA, UVB, and even IRA rays alongside sweat- and water-resistant capabilities so you don't have to touch-up your SPF every few minutes. Win-win.